Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Key Dates Of The Man Booker International Prize 2016
The first cycle of the newly evolved Man Booker International Prize takes place this spring. Having joined forces with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, it will complement the Man Booker Prize for Fiction by rewarding the best book translated into English. Its aim is to encourage more publishing and reading of quality works in translation and to give greater recognition to the role of translators. The judges will select the 'Man Booker dozen' of 12 or 13 books in March, followed by a shortlist of six in April, with the winner announced in May 2016.